R. A. “Bob” Hoover will forever cast a huge shadow over all of aviation. His recent passing (October 25) at the age of 94 sent a shockwave through the broader aviation family. [Read more…]
The Northern California Bay Area is centrally located for a wide assortment of events during airshow season. An hour due north of San Francisco is Santa Rosa, located in the heart of wine country and probably best known as the home of Charles Schulz and his beloved Peanuts characters.
But for one weekend in late summer, it becomes a beacon for airshow fans to gather around. [Read more…]
The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) will hold its 49th annual convention Dec. 5-8, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas on the famous Las Vegas Strip, and its encouraging aviation professionals, from airport managers to pilots, to join the air show industry’s largest business gathering of air show professionals.
“If you’re thinking about hosting an air show event at your local airport, or if you’re a pilot interested in breaking into the air show business, the ICAS Convention provides an excellent learning opportunity,” said ICAS President John Cudahy. [Read more…]
By BILL WILSON
The competition among Florida’s airports to capture the high end of the general aviation fleet is intense, and now it has spread to sport aviation.
DeLand Municipal Airport, tucked into the state’s interior just 20 miles west of Daytona, is vastly expanding its previous role as a champion of recreational aviation into a heavily invested, full-fledged advocate of sport aviation.
Hollister is a quiet little agricultural town in Northern California that is probably best known for motorcycle rallies — being the inspiration for the 1953 Brando film “The Wild One.”
Hollister is also getting known for its fly-in, one of the few in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. This year marked the seventh year for this event. [Read more…]
A fly-in memorial for Maybelle Fletcher will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at the 1940 Air Museum at Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas. The fly-in will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aircraft can start arriving at 9 a.m.